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Thursday, December 31, 2015

December Update

Well that brings a close to 2015, and another very successful year at that.

Plenty more trails, plenty more trees and a lot more visitors, it is all going swimmingly.

Thanks again to all the helpers and supporters who help and contribute to help make this mad crazy scheme all happen.

We have doubled our starter loop, we have three tracks that connect our lower and upper trail networks, have put 6 bridges over the creek in order to keep your feet dry over winter.

And at the close of the year we are extremely close to having another track which will give us another bigger loop and have sweet tracks on each side of the creek.

Expect more in 2016, we already have the little yellow digger teed up for extending the climb, a proposed downhill track and plenty more hand built magic.

You should come out and check it out over Summer, contact us to gain access to the park.

We dig and maintain trails each and every Tuesday and Saturday, contact us to help.

Here are a few photos from the last month or so.

May your Wheels Remain Forever True.
Mr Haven

Sunday, November 01, 2015

October Update

Just a quickie, as the month is flying by, just like last month.

Ali and I finished our touching up on Zig and Zag, Scollywood, Chicken Run, C1, The Climb, Zephyr, Fred, Gold Valley Challenge, From Trees to Sky, The Long Cut and Ssh Track. Phew, no wonder I'm tired.

We also sprayed all the tracks bar Miners Track, Eagles Nest and the 4WD Track, we will get to them shortly. 

Lots of work on the trail corridor.

Coming up a new track called Squeeze on In and three more bridges.

Stay tuned on updates and photos on our Facebook page 

The place is riding really well, so you should come out and play!

Happy Trails
Mr Haven

Thursday, October 01, 2015

September Update

So heaps happening at Haven with spring and summer days starting to show their heads - this of course means that the grass and verdant natives are start to encroach on the trail corridor.

We built five new tracks over this year and they are all OPEN for business now - please be careful on them, as the edges will pack down over the next couple of seasons and the corners as well. As they bed in we will widen some of the tighter corners. It's a ongoing process, so take it easy to start and have a blast.

We have an extended starter loop which is now 3 km's long and is super fun in either direction. This is now marked by lots of arrows!

There are two rock fords on the Zephyr which can be ridden by confident riders, we will be bridging these and one more to allow for a dry feet loop all year round!

The Muur has two rocky corners that can be ridden by confident riders, but will require a rock breaker to deal to them, we have had a couple of goes by hand but it's all a bit much for us. We hope to have this completed by the end of October.

Ali and I have been working hard on tweaking and giving some love to the trails. Our neighbour Lou has also kindly planted 200 natives and I have planted 100 Manuka and 12 Gums for a woodlot.

I have sprayed most of the tracks that need it - a whopping 16 knapsacks of spray with only Eagles Nest and Miners Track that are overdue for spraying - getting to it! There are now two new tracks to get up there, both a lot easier and fun than the existing 4WD Track (the Short Cut,) you can access the Long Cut from the end of Scollywood and From Trees to Sky at the junction of Scollywood and Gold Valley Challenge

We are also dealing with the pesky broom and pine overhanging onto the tracks, as well as our baby natives, which is a kind of nice, kind of sad to be pruning them back! Our natives are starting to have babies too, which is super awesome!

Chicken Run is populated again, so say hi as you blast past, they are pretty sociable beasties.

There is a lot more signage about the park, thanks to Ali and I hope to have a new and improved map out in the not too distant future as well.

So what we want, what we really really want, is for some more wheel marks bedding in the tracks and having fun with the trolls under the bridges. Come on out and have some fun at Haven.

Contact us to join and/or ride.

Happy Trails
Mr Haven

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

August Update

A changeable month weather wise, as always, lots of rain, a bit of sun, slowly warmer and then a cold snap that brings a lot of snow, but that hasn't slowed us down at all!

We have finished From Wood to Sky, we connected up and finished up the new digger built section of The Longest Cut, we have tidied up The Gold Valley Challenge and The Muur, as well as general clearing of storm debris of most of the tracks on the park.

We have also built the two bridges on The Zephyr, so everything is looking good for the summer opening of the five new tracks we have made and for the rest of the park looking great for another summer of cycling at Haven.

We are about to plant another couple of hundred natives and commence the spraying on tracks so that the pesky grass stays at bay.

We had close to 50 walkers from the over-50s tramping club help to bed down the new tracks, which has been great, and a few more visitors coming out in between the frequent wet breaks.

Come on out and lend a hand to get the park spick and span for summer and to do some more trail building.

Happy Trails
Mr Haven